After 15 weeks of the Kenya Hockey Union Leagues, here is a round up review of all matches that teams registered maximum three points in the weekend.
National League men: Park Road Tigers vs JKUAT ( 1-2)
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) displayed an attacking type of game scoring early in the first quarter with Absolomon Mundi scoring the opener in the seventh minute. Points to note from their playing style is their well organized midfield and a solid backline which troubled the experienced Park Road Tigers’ side who had a poor finishing rate. However, the students also failed to capitalize on their chances in a match that could have ended with more goals.
Super League women: Nakuru vs Mombasa Sports Club (1-0)
Nakuru who are 2018 league debutants have not had a good run this season with three losses and three draws before coming to this match. It was however a balanced match but the newcomers overwhelmed the coastal girls with their attacking style of play as Benedine Kiptum scored the lone goal at the half hour mark to hand them thier fist win of the season.
Super League women: Kenyatta University vs Mombasa Sports Club ( 2-0)
The coastal side had a bad outing as they went back home with two losses in the weekend and fell to League leaders Kenyatta University on Sunday. Two goals from Kenyatta University’s Monica Kitui and skipper Gloria Juma in the 25th and 45th minute respectively were enough to give the Simon Mwangi coached side five wins this season on 17 points, two ahead of newcomers Lakers. Notably their structured way of play is something to reckon as they didn’t gave the coastal outfit any opportunities.
Super League men: Multimedia University vs Kabarak University (5-1)
The 2017 National League first runners up Multimedia University improved their chances of promotion into the Premier League this season by beating Kabarak University 5-1. The win is attributed to their playing style which is an all-out attack system, the attacking duo of speedy Moses Ademba and lethal forward Danstone Wabwire has arguably been one of the best combinations across all leagues. Four quickfire goals by the MMU students were enough to help them put the match in their hands. Derrick Juma’s individual brilliance helped him beat three MMU defenders and goalkeeper to give Kabarak University their lone goal of the match.
Premier League women: Telkom vs Sliders ( 7-0)
A much hyped game that Telkom had already won on paper saw the defending champions open a nine point gap ahead of second placed Strathmore University. Team work and a little bit of individual brilliance ensured Telkom hit seven past Sliders and notably a free scoring Audrey Omaido scored three past Kate Opicha.
Premier League men: Green Sharks vs Kenya Police ( 2-3)
One of the high profile and tough matches witnessed in the men’s Premier League, this match saw five goals from sides that kept attacking. A balanced match that saw both teams maintain their structures and also both sides failed to utilise many of their chances. The win saw the defending champions restore their chances for the title chase as they are placed second with 30 points, nine behind league leaders Butali Warriors and with three matches at hand.